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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 08:51 AM
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No wonder Zoe Wanamaker was so pissed about the US. I guess she
feels the same about UK govt spies. I knew she was born in the US, but lived in England. I'd be pissed, too:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8230325.stm

Sam Wanamaker 'monitored by MI5'

Distinguished American actor and producer Sam Wanamaker was watched by MI5 for several years for his alleged communist sympathies, it has emerged.

Files released by the National Archives show Mr Wanamaker, father of actress Zoe, would have been interned had the UK been attacked in the mid-1950s.

SNIP

Earlier this year Zoe Wanamaker travelled to the US for an episode of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are and discovered that the FBI had a file on her father.

It can now be revealed that for several years in the 1950s, MI5 also kept an eye on the American actor.

SNIP



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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 08:55 AM
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1. Mr Wanamaker was on the HUAAC Blacklist
I'm pretty sure that's why he left the US.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 09:04 AM
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2. Maybe she just needs to be moisturized:


-The FBI had files on *lots* of people, considering A) The era; and B) The head of the FBI at the time (J. Edgar Hoover)
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